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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

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Highrise in Byron Shire?

In 1990 a new LEP (Local Environment Plan) was approved in Byron Shire that limited commercial buildings to three...

The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the...

Give up your fire

Mandy Nolan’s article (4 May) suggesting (among other things) we try to avoid heating to reduce emissions is sensible.  A...

Local author’s first children’s book weaves a magical tale

After writing three successful novels for adults, local author Sarah Armstrong could have been forgiven for staying on the same path with her fourth offering.

Ballina osprey platform in dangerous disrepair

As nesting season approaches, wildlife carer and local bird expert Deb Pearse has contacted The Echo about her concerns for the precarious state of the Brunswick Street osprey nesting platform, near the river in Ballina.

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

Tursa Employment & Training

Some of the helpful staff at Tursa Training & Employment Mullumbimby
Some of the helpful staff at Tursa Employment & Training Mullumbimby

Tursa Employment & Training currently operates in the area from Nambucca Heads (Coffs Harbour) to Oxenford (Southport) providing employment and training services from 25 conveniently located offices that are open 5 days a week from 8.30am – 5pm to assist job seekers and business.

TURSA is a not-for-profit, regional organisation committed to its region and the community.

TURSA provides assistance to help businesses employ workers and to help job seekers get jobs. Assistance which is available includes Job Services Australia, Disability Employment Services at Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay & Ballina offices, OHS training, wage subsidies, training, appropriate work clothing, and fares assistance. TURSA is prepared to consider any reasonable request that helps business and workers.

TURSA’s Area Manager in Ballina, Leisa Hawkey said, ‘Tursa Employment & Training is now able with the current Job Services Australia & Disability Employment Services contracts, to provide opportunities for better and more targeted services to clients and the business community.’

At TURSA they are all about ‘Connecting Abilities’


Tursa Employment & Training
Ph: 1800 670 914
Offices in Brunswick Heads, Mullumbimby & Byron Bay
Website: www.tursa.com.au


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Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.